This is a video of the new motor we build with Butler Performance, to be customized as a high Horse Power motor that was designed to drive on the road and use 89 Octaine Fuel. With the 60 over 455 1971 Pontiac Block, it was stroked to 474 and with a combination of multiple components, 10:1 compression, we were able to acheave a 580HP engine that you can drive around town, across country, etc. using 89 Octaine gas! Look for it to be featured in an upcoming High Performance Pontiac Magazine for full details... Build your own Monster Motor and join us on the Bandit Run next year!
Nitemare Performance 462 cu. in. Give-Away Engine
575 lbs/ft of torque. 545 horsepower. On pump gas. And
you could win it!
Nitemare Performance & Restoration (www.nitemareperformance.com) built this
462 cu. in. engine that will be given away at the Carlisle All-GM Nationals
event on June 27, 2009 in Carlisle, PA. The engine assembly is covered
fully in July/August 2009 issue of Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine
Pontiac 461 Stroker On Test Stand SEE END!
LAST 10 SECONDS OF VIDEO ARE BEST!! Here is my Pontiac 461 Stroker with
Open Race Headers on home built Dyno test stand. This engine
features Edelbrock heads, Hooker Supercomp Roundport Headers, and a few
other tricks. Makes 535hp, 595/ftlb tourque. Now installed in my black 69
77 Plantinum Bandit @ The Dyno!
Here is a quick upload of the Dyno session we did with the
Platinum Bandit just after the TA Nats this year.
The Platinum Bandit, is an original 77 SE 4spd TA, that we converted over
to a lot of modern technology to make it a fun road ready car with a lot of
power. The 474 stroked engine we recently built for it with the help of
Butler Performance, will be featured in the next issue of High Performance
Pontiac Magazine. Pushing 585HP off of 89 Ethanol fuel, with plenty of
vacuum and drive-ability, really makes this car come alive! I will be
posting a video of all the updated components and their manufacturers soon.
19 and 20in. Snowflake Wheels from YearOne.
4 wheel disc brakes from SSBC.
4-Link Suspension by Highland Daytona.
Engine by Butler Performance & RAMC.
Custom Decals by Phoenix Graphix.
Custom Leather Cerrilo Seats.
Burt Reynolds Edition Door Panels, Rear Speaker Deck by Year One.
HID 8k Kelvin Headlights w/98 Tahoe Euro style assemblies.
Billet Aluminum Hood Hinges
Kenwood Sound System - Autosounds
79 Special Edition TA - Pushing 520+ HP Smokey & The Bandit
FOR SALE - Here is the 1979 Special Edition Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am
that Restore a Muscle Car restored in 2006 for Craig B. of Nebraska. It
was featured in High Performance Pontiac's June 2007 issue. Took 1st Place
in the 2007 Trans Am Nationals SE Modified Class & 1st Place at World of
Wheels in Omaha, NE. Enjoy! There are lots of pictures of the restoration
on our website and details, www.restoreamusclecar.com
Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course,
this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it
wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It
demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers'
shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun
vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.
Splitter's 541 Inch Pontiac Engine V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We turned to the Pontiac pros at Butler
Performance for insight on building Splitter's street / strip / road course
engine. This one has to do it all, so the parts need to be carefully
chosen to get the job done. David Butler takes us through the parts and
explaines his choices.
Restore A Muscle Car Locally Crafted Goods, Curated by Windstream
Take a journey down the street and across the gravel road to discover the
best of independent, local culture – from small business owners and
craftsmen to bloggers and musicians. Each week, Windstream will shine a
spotlight on faces and places from around the country, weaving an authentic
tapestry of stories about heritage, tradition, and connection to the cities
and towns we’re all proud to call home.
“We call it a small-big town. Everyone’s here to help each other out
one way or another,” says Dave Hall about his beloved hometown of
Lincoln, Nebraska. As it happens, Dave knows a thing or two about helping
people out. He’s the owner of Restore A Muscle Car, so when he’s not
tinkering under the hood of someone’s ’70 Trans-Am, he’s helping
reconnect people to the cars they owned years ago and thought they’d
never see again, or supporting every car club he can at Lincoln’s many
local car shows. To learn more about how Dave’s commitment to car
restoration is bringing his community together, check out his feature in
our Locally Crafted Goods series.
OLDSMOBILE 455 W-43 EXPERIMENTAL HEMI AND OTHER EXOTIC ENGINES - THE JOHN BELTZ YEARS PHOTO TRIBUTE
John Beltz was Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 and one of the prime
movers of the Toronado and 442 project. Beltz was promoted to Oldsmobile
general manager at age 43 in 1969 when Harold N. Metzel retired. Beltz
passed away in May of 1972 from cancer at the age of 46.
John Beltz is leaning on a dual fan 455 Olds and posing with other
experimental Olds engines that never saw production.
Here are descriptions of these engines:
1. The 0W-43 all aluminum 455 with 4 valve per cylinders, four overhead cam
Weber engine. With a redline of just under 8,500rpm it was originally
conceived for CAN AM racing. At 3,000rpm it put out 300hp and at 6,000rpm
registered over 600hp. The top output recorded for this engine in the
Lansing Dyno facility
was 700 real hp at 6,800rpm. Tests were run with both carbueration and fuel
injection. The block was cast from Reynolds 356 alloy and fitted with
pressed-in dry steel cylinder liners for the Forged-True 12.20to 1 pistons.
Billet steel connecting rods by Carillo was used along with a forged steel
crank. The engine weighed in at 50 pounds lighter than the production 455
motor! It was developed at the same time as the ZL-1 Chevy 427 motor.
2. The W-43 4 valve per cylinder 455 developed by JOHN BELTZ , LLOYD GILL ,
JOE JONES AND FRANK BALL. Rated at 500-550hp with a single Rochester
Quadrajet on an aluminum manifold. Constructed with both cast iron heads
and block and with aluminum-alloy block and heads 75 pounds lighter than
the conventional 455 production engine. Engine featured four valves per
cylinder with narrowed angles for a super efficient combustion chamber
design, central spark plugs and could easily be adapted for chain for gear
driven overhead camshafts. 455 engine had 4.625inch cylinder centers, a
4.125 bore and 4.250 stroke. Making use of the 3inch main bearings and 2.50
inch rod journals, the engine was fitted with a specially prepared cast
crank fitted with SAE-1140 forged steel rods, forged 10.20-to-1 pistons
which rode on Morraine 400 bearings. Four bolt main block boasted 2
additional 5/8inch drain holes. Four valve heads featured 1.750inch intake
valves (SAE-8640 steel) with 22 degree stems and 1.375 Exhaust (214-N stainless steel) with 15 degree
stems, special Stellite seats, bronze alloy guides, o ring plug tubes, 14mm
spark plugs, 3/8 inch pushrods and aluminum rocker arms. (Of all the
experimental Olds engines, this one came the closest to production and
there are photos of this engine in street gear. MAY 71 HOT ROD MAGAZINE
features some of these engines and the sadness of the Olds engineers of
that time of how they would never be released.)
3. 455 dual turbocharged CAN AM ROCKET
CHALLENGE. 659hp @ 6250rpm. 554lbs torque @ 6,250 rpm. Alloy block with 4
bolt mains. Forged steel crankshaft. Forged True pistons with 8.5 to 1
compression. 3inch main journals. 2.499inch rod journals. Carillo billet
steel rods. alloy heads. 2inch intake valves. 1.625inch Exhaust valves. Crower roller camshaft with
555inch lift and 320 degrees duration. Dual TRW-375-E-10 turbochargers with Boost Wastegate 10and 1/2psi. Lucas fuel
injection. Olds alloy intake.
Competed with big block Chevy Mclarens and Porsche Panzers in CAN AM racing
This video is merely a couple of old magazine pages strung together with
the exception of that blue 455 hemi which was found on the internet. Thats
BRUCE MCLAREN in that green can am race car which is Olds powered. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO JOHN BELTZ IS POSING WITH SOME ENGINES FEATURED IN
THE JULY 1969 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE AND THE BLUE OLDSMOBILE 455 HEMI
WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 1971 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE. The incidental
music I overlayed onto this video was muted by youtube.